The Public’s weekly local music reviews and previews.
Album: Infinite Regression by Passed Out
Recommended if you like: Wavves, Ty Segall, Yuck
Released in mid-August, Infinite Regression is the debut EP from the new Buffalo emo-punk band Passed Out. Lead by guitarist and vocalist Andy Pothier, known for his solo work as well as his work as drummer of Pine Fever and the Evil Things, the band also features bassist Jake Rogers, guitarist Nicole Morrisson, guitarist Dom Sciarrino, and drummer Dan Schwach. The four-song EP was recorded at After Glow Studios in North Tonawanda. Highlights include the fast-paced album opener “Winnipeg” and the moody, downtempo track “Black Lodge.”
Single: “Grayscale” by Holland Purchase
Recommended if you like: Broken Social Scene, American Football, Beach Fossils
In August, the new lo-fi indie rock act Holland Purchase released their second single. The three piece band, featuring Kevin Stuitje and Jesse Kaufman of the post-rock band Tomoreaux, and bassist Nate Ward, released their fuzzy, ethereal track, “Grayscale.” A cross between emotive indie rock and Tomoreaux’s post-rock ambience, “Grayscale,” is the follow up to the band’s first release “Five Years,” a more straight-foward indie rock track, which came out in July.